Since we made our big cross country move in June I have been completely and utterly overwhelmed. Moving is hard business. Not to mention I'm trying to squeeze all my worldly treasures into a much smaller home, which makes moving harder. Then I gotta get the kids settled into their new home which means, school registration, which means doctors visits, school shopping, sports registration, and so and so on.
So, a paragraph later, what I'm trying to say is that I haven't been doing much thrifting, yard saling, auctions, or estate saling this summer. But a couple of weeks ago I ventured out and found a few items I'd like to share.
I just adore this little "fruit stand." I'm not sure but I believe the handles on the forks are bakelite. Does anyone out there know??
Love this $12.00 vintage print. It came in a nice wooden frame with many layers of nasty brown paint on it. I'm in the process of stripping the frame and too my surprise the frame is oak. I'm thinking about the same age as the print. Lovely old seasoned oak! I'm thrilled. The print, which I am sure that is what it is, is marked: Copyright 1895 By Muller Luchsinger & Co New York "Prime Fruit" and is signed J.R. Smith.
Oh how I wish that there had been four of these sweet little beauties. But that's OK...I can still do some mean decorating with the three of these linen and rick rack trimmed napkins. Love them, too!!
And finally, any lantern collectors out there?? A cute little glass and metal candy container...
This little candy container stands 4 1/2 inches high and is marked: USA 4oz. Candy Pellets Victory Glass Inc Jeannette, PA
Total cost for each item:
fruit stand .99
fruit print $12.00
linen napkins $1.50
candy lantern $2.00
So there you have it, the spoils of my summer!!
For those of you reading this long post that know me, just go ahead and close your mouths. Four little items is hard for me to comprehend too! I told you it has been a busy summer and I just haven't been able to thrift like I would like to...but things are starting to settle down and fall into place(so is the dust in this house, gotta get that house cleaner situation under control) and I hope to be back out and amongst the thrifters real soon!!
I'm linking this post up to to several great blogs. Please go and check out the fun parties and wonderful pictures.
Sue@It's A Very Cherry World for Rednesday
Leigh@ Tales From Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday
Suzanne @ The Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday